Severity: Warning Alert

Civil Unrest: Activists plan to gather at Eleftherias Square in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 1800 Sept. 12, to denounce COVID-19 measures. Disruptions likely.

Alert Begins 12 Sep 2020 03:00 PM UTC
Alert Expires 12 Sep 2020 11:59 PM UTC

  • Event: Protest
  • Location(s): Eleftherias Square, Nicosia (map)
  • Start Time/Date: 1800 Sept. 12
  • Impact: Heightened security, localized business and transport disruptions; possible skirmishes

Summary
Activists plan to demonstrate at Eleftherias Square in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 1800 Sept. 12, against coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related restrictions. Hundreds of people could participate in the gathering.

Heightened security, as well as localized business and transport disruptions, are likely near the protest site; authorities plan to enforce COVID-19 controls, including the use of facemasks and social distancing measures, during the demonstration. While the action is likely to pass peacefully, minor skirmishes between police and protesters could occur, especially if authorities deem activists to violate COVID-19 restrictions; mass arrests are possible.

Advice
Avoid the demonstration due to possible clashes. Allow additional time to reach destinations near the protest site the evening of Sept. 12. Heed instructions from authorities.


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